Sun, Wind, and Light - Architectural Design Strategies

Author(s): G. Z. Brown

sustainable architecture | design & construction | Wiley

An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky. This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. Using hundreds of illustrations, this book offers practical strategies that give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings. * Hundreds of illustrations and practical strategies give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings. * Organized to quickly guide the designer in making buildings respond to the sun, wind and light.


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MARK DeKAY is a registered architect and Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a Climate Reality Leadership Corps member, author of Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives and editor of the UT/ online Sustainable Design and Green Building continuing education program. G. Z. BROWN is a registered architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon. He is director of the UO Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) in Portland and Eugene and coauthor of InsideOut: Design Procedures for Passive Environmental Technologies and Natural Ventilation in Northwest Buildings.

WHAT'S IN THE SWL PRINTED I NAVIGATION 20 SWL Printed Contents SWL Electronic Contents Additional Navigation Methods II USING SUN, WIND & LIGHT 50 Buildings and Energy Use Design Decision Chart for Net-Zero III SYNERGIES 78 7 essential themes for net-zero design IV BUNDLES 94 Bundles Explained Selecting Bundles and Making Your Own Some Fundamental Bundles: 9 sets strategy sets for high-performance design V FAVORITE DESIGN TOOLS, condensed 194 VI FAVORITE DESIGN STRATEGIES, condensed 216 VII HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS 250 6 techniques for net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design APPENDICES A-E 293 INDICES 339

General Fields

  • : 9780470945780
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : G. Z. Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Edition
  • : 432